Irvine cadets meet their Admiral Princess Anne in a ceremony

Irvine Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets helped roll out the red carpet for a good royal event.

Cadets marched at the official opening of Port Edgar Boat Station in South Queensferry by HRH Princess Anne.

The Princess Royal is the Admiral of the Sea Cadets and the youngsters were joined by cadets from units across the country for the event on the River Forth.

Known as the hardest-working royal in the country, Anne arrived in the capital by helicopter before heading to Port Edgar Marina.

Cadets paraded to the sound of music from the Royal Marines Band and then tried out some of the facilities on offer, including sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and other water activities.

Captain (SCC) Craig Hamilton RMR, Cadet Training Officer for the Royal Marines at Irvine, said: “It was a great experience for the cadets and staff involved on the day.

“Meeting HRH Princess Anne, the new Admiral of the Sea Cadets, and seeing all the incredible facilities at the Boat Station is an experience that will stay with the cadets for a long time.

“The Princess Royal was absolutely brilliant and spent so much time with the cadets. She was really interested in the training and the opportunities that the new Port Edgar boat station offers them.

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